Terrorism, school shootings, and other modern circumstances make guns more dangerous nowadays. 1. Criminals will always find a way to obtain their guns, leaving law-abiding citizens without any weapons to use in defense. 2. Crimes are often prevented by the deterrent effect of the possibility of victim gun possession.
Politicians love to use the idea that removing legal guns will drastically reduce suicides, asassinations, gang-violence, school shootings, accidental child deaths, and general murders. They don’t consider the fact that someone that wants to kill themselves will do it anyway they can, or a college kid trying to tear up his school will just blow it up if he cant find a gun. Gang’s don’t use registered guns to commit their crimes, they use black market weapons. The result of implementing full gun control will not only endager the civilians of the country because they cannot defend themselves, but will also lead to people losing their freedom and living in fear. The criminals should be living in fear because they know that their victims have the ability to retaliate when attacked.
The fourth problem with media violence is Hollywood’s infatuation with guns, in which I quote, “Why should we be surprised to discover that kids want a gun? If Hollywood stopped glorifying possession and use of handguns, there would be fewer crimes committed by youth with handguns.” Although Peters’ tries to make valid points about the corruption of youth through media violence, he misses many opportunities to use prime examples as if he hasn’t done much research into the subjects himself. I believe that his arguments are ineffective due to his lack of statistical evidence, such as crime rates statistics, to support his statements.
The Dynamics When it comes to gangs people may have the image of just people looking to cause trouble and violence but there is a sense of family and protection for the members, if you take a closer look. In Stacey Peralta’s documentary Bloods and Crips: Made in America released in 2008; Peralta is an American director and is also known for his career as a professional skateboarder and surfer. Peralta examines the conditions that have lead to years and years of devastating violence between young blacks in South Los Angeles. The film raises the question for me, how did these people get to this point?. Peralta argues that the life of the Bloods and Crips is a life a despair running through the family and is all in order to survive; he argues that gangs are a doomed to fail route in life.
Brendan adopts the role of the gumshoe detective, and sets about to track down Emily’s killer. His trail brings him head-to-head with the local drug pin, known as “The Pin” (Lukas Haas), and Brendan soon finds himself investigating much more than just a murder. Teen films have evolved so that they no longer represent real teenagers—instead they perpetuate stereotypes. This portrayal of the stereotyped teen creates two issues. First, it prevents teenagers from perceiving that “the pangs of adolescence are a universal truth, not a personal wound” because they are unable to relate to the teenage depictions seen in film.
Janice Clack July 10, 2011 DL02 Save Our Youths from Gang Violence My visual argument shows how gang violence is stealing the future of our youths. Youths join gangs for a variety of reasons, such as protection, money and power, but the end result is always the same, a youth lost to the violence of street life. Their futures are stolen because of their confusion, their lack of knowledge and the lack of people who care about them and their future. These children become known as menaces to society and criminals because of the life-style they have chosen, a life-style that becomes detrimental to their sanity and well-being. They only see their immediate need for protection, becoming a part of a family or money and they fail to see that being in a gang will ruin their lives and dreams while stealing their future.
Nowadays people are influenced by many things in our modern day, such as in movies, fighting and war games, which corrupt the mind of mostly the youths. There is boy that shoots his little brother after watching the film ‘007’, with his father’s gun. This shows you that something you take to be nothing might be dangerous one day. Nowadays the games and movies are released almost every year and what most people don’t know in recent days is that war games and movies can influence or corrupt people mind to become mental and crazy mostly the youths. That is why parents have a huge impact on the development of their child; parent should be able to tell their children guns are dangerous.
When a player gets addicted to a game, that player would lose control of what’s important. This usually happens and gets noticed when the game addicted gives up significant things in life for playing the game. There was even a story of a teenager boy that killed his parents because of the parents not letting him play a game known as “Halo-3, which a very popular a shooting game.” This is why bringing violence or materials that can potentially cause future problems is not a good idea. Responsible parents should always strictly supervise their child for the things they encounter. The idea of giving a young child a toy gun as a present can be a start of many horrible events in the future.
Kerwyn D. Franklin English 22 April 2012 TRAFFIC CAMERAS: MORE HARM THAN GOOD No driver would want to be caught in that “flash” ever. Traffic cameras taking snapshots of “red-light beaters” are installed in more streets across the United States. Moreover, these cameras are getting more criticisms for causing more accidents and road problems because drivers tend to desperately take measures just to avoid being caught on film. Red-light cameras are designed to catch drivers who beat the red lights and put other motorists and pedestrians at risk. But debates have ensued due to the belief that this same technology is causing more harm than good (Blakely, 2003).
And like many others he wants out however it involves a life of murder and robbery in order to get a hold of the precious green stuff. Along with his notorious gang, the teenage culprits feed on the fear of others. After a surprising result in a common robbery one of the members, Boston (Mothusi Magano) shows signs of regret and hatred of his actions leads the boys to think about one thing: Decency. Tsotsi who appears to have no moral or ethical problem with inflicting violence takes a sudden turn in actions after an unexpected car hijacking goes terribly wrong. Throughout the movie we catch glimpses of Tsotsi’s upbringing, and start to see the light that started it all.